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Consolidating local system & app logs using rsyslog for shipping to Smart Cloud Analytics Log Analysis Open Beta

By | 2013-09-27T20:32:07+00:00 May 13th, 2013|Analytics, Best Practices, Big Data, BigAnalytics, BigSearch, IBM, IBM Log Analytics, Implementation, Machine Data, Smart Cloud Analytics, Tivoli|

With the basics of Smart Cloud Analytics Log Analysis (SCALA) in place from scenario1, I'll begin to share additional scenarios that place emphasis on getting system and application log data into the tool for processing. With both OpenBeta milestone 1 and 2 drivers, the main emphasis has been on log acquisition based upon what's called "batch mode". Basically, there's a local copy of Tivoli's Log File Agent (LFA) installed on the SCALA box and it's [...]

Kick the Smart Cloud Analytics for Applications “Tires” in 5 Steps

By | 2013-05-03T08:25:00+00:00 May 3rd, 2013|Big Data, BigAnalytics, BigSearch, IBM, IBM Log Analytics, Implementation, Log Analytics, Tivoli|

With a lot of iterations and feedback from "Uncle Charlie", we've got things in my Git repo and with Vagrant in a pretty good state. I'm confident that if our product manager can do this, anyone can! Give it a try yourself and let me know what you think. Step 1: Install Virtualbox (https://www.virtualbox.org/) Step 2: Install Vagrant (http://www.vagrantup.com/) Step 3: Download / clone my Git repo here. Unzip if you downloaded the zip file. [...]

Smart Cloud Analytics for Applications Open Beta Integration with WebSphere Liberty

By | 2013-09-27T20:47:56+00:00 April 24th, 2013|Analytics, automation, Best Practices, Big Data, BigAnalytics, BigSearch, BSM, collaboration, community, Design Patterns, IBM, IBM Log Analytics, Implementation, Smart Cloud Analytics, Tivoli|

As previously mentioned in the first blog post in this series, one of the goals for the first release of Smart Cloud Analytics for Applications (SCAA) is to make it as simple to download, install and use as possible. One way I’ve found to accelerate this is to start using the tools found within the application development, support and release dev/ops end user community as they are the target end user personas for the first [...]

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